Personal testimonies from women (and men) who have gone through an abortion.
The unsolicited abortion stories on these pages have come to Abort73 through our online submission form. Though not all women regret their abortions, these stories demonstrate that countless women do.
"I still remember when I saw the pee stick turn into a positive. I was in shock. I immediately called the guy I'd been having sex with. We'd been dating for three months or so, but had little bond. He said to me, "Wow, I'm gonna be a poppa?!" I said, "Yes. I guess?" But out of nowhere we both decided we couldn't keep it. We were 22, still in college. My dad would've disowned me. I went through…"
Location: Los Angeles
Date: October 9, 2017
"I was 17 when I became pregnant with my boyfriend of 11 months. We are still together, going on two years, and plan on getting married in the next year or two. My heart dropped when I learned that I was pregnant, not only because I am a teenager, but because of my parents. I didn't learn that I was pregnant until about 4-5 weeks into the pregnancy, due to severe sickness. I lost three pounds…"
Date: October 7, 2017
"My boyfriend has always been against pregnancy before marriage. He says he'd kill me, hit me until the baby is dead, if I ever got pregnant. He said his parents would hate us, and we'd bring shame to his family, so he threatened to abort the baby if anything did happen. I found out I was pregnant in 2016. I didn't tell him. I killed my baby myself. I’ve lived in darkness every day since. I…"
Date: October 5, 2017
"Two months ago, I did something which I regret. Did I think twice? Yes, more than that. Around end of July, I got really sick. I couldn't get out of bed. I thought I was just really dehydrated, as I am working on site most of the time. I’d been throwing up non stop. I told my boyfriend, and he told me to go to the hospital. I did. On my first trip to the hospital, I didn’t find anything out.…"
Date: October 3, 2017
"I was 22, and I had just started dating my boyfriend. I felt pregnant, so I turned to a friend who I knew had had two abortions before. I wasn't thinking that maybe she would have a one-sided opinion. From the moment I found out I was pregnant, she pushed abortion on me and told me I wasn't ready and it wasn't the right time. After the abortion, I cried, but I moved on—or so I thought. I came…"
Date: September 19, 2017
"I've never openly written about my experiences, nor talked about them much. I am 26, a secretary. I have a boyfriend who has a 5-year-old son, which is truly a daily battle for me—as you will soon understand. I have severe anxiety, and around the age of 21, I was having panic attacks daily. I could no longer take it, so I finally went to the ER to see if they could help me at all. They gave…"
Date: September 18, 2017
"A year ago, today, I did the unthinkable. Pro-life me had an abortion. I submitted my story back in December, so I would like to follow up with the reality I’m facing a year later. The anxiety, the pain, and the grief still haunts me daily. While I know my God forgives me, I still feel so much regret and guilt at being here. The consequences of abortion take away the happiness of your life.…"
Date: September 17, 2017
"I have a teenage stepson, a 9-year-old son with level 1 Autism and sensory processing disorder, and a 1-year-old that seems to be Bamm-Bamm, Dennis the Menace, and The Hulk all wrapped into one. I had bad pregnancies with both of my boys. I had Hyperemesis Gravidarum with both, and pre-eclampsia with the youngest. I initially went into labor at 24 weeks, but I refused to go to the hospital. I'm…"
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Date: August 31, 2017
"March 1st is when I had an abortion. I have hated myself every single day since it happened. I did not want to do this at all. I felt forced and was threatened by my ex-husband, that he would take my daughter away from me and gain full custody of her. He was abusive to me in nearly every single way for 12 years and was starting to become emotionally, verbally, and physically abusive to our daughter.…"
Location: Columbus, Oh
Date: August 31, 2017
"I recently had an abortion. If I’d got this (pregnancy) news four months ago, I’d have been proud as punch. But at this time, it was one more thing to the list. I was questioning my happiness with my partner. Four months ago, I was so happy and would have loved the Idea of a baby, but now it was felt with sadness and a heavy heart. I told my other half through tears. A part of me hoped for…"
Location: Birmingham, UK
Date: August 22, 2017
"I was 18 when I first got pregnant. I was so scared because I thought my life would be over. How would I take care of my child? When I told my ex-boyfriend he was shocked. He was 17. I found out in school after volleyball practice. I went to my teacher because I felt that I was pregnant and, well, I was. I have to blame myself because I was the first person to mention abortion, but I didn't mean…"
Date: August 22, 2017
"My wife and I have two beautiful children and four beautiful grandchildren. We are both 63; she is retired and I will retire in 2019. We are both very committed to volunteering our time to our church and our community. Both of us are viewed as kind and Christian people, but the view we have of ourselves is much less. My wife and I met in 1971 and it was an instant attraction. We married three…"
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: August 19, 2017
"I had an abortion five years ago, and I still find myself crying about it. I saved myself for marriage, did everything right, and my husband and I got pregnant. Nine weeks later we found out we had twins. Having one baby was crazy enough, but I could not see myself managing two. My husband and I starting talking about it, but neither of us would say the "a" word, yet I knew he was thinking about…"
Location: Medford, OR
Date: August 19, 2017
"It’s really f—ing hard. Just when you think it’s getting easier, it’s not. It’s a decision you make for the rest of your life. Which you don’t really realize in the moment. You feel like the whole world is against you, like there’s no one really there at your side, especially at a young age. Ya, this “boy” is ready to step up to the challenge despite all his fears. However he…"
Location: Cohasset, MA
Date: August 17, 2017
"I grew up in a conservative Christian home where babies were looked at as blessings and Pro-life was the only option. After college, when I was 22 years-old, I found myself pregnant and at the end of a very bad relationship. The baby’s father had just gotten out of the military and had PTSD. He also was on drugs and not in the right mindset to be a father. When I told my boyfriend that I was…"
Location: Hartville, Ohio
Date: August 15, 2017